Did Somebody Say Holiday Lights?

Indeed we did! This holiday season, we want Manitou Springs covered in decorations. Do you think you’re the best at decorating for the holidays? Well you’re in luck!

We’re hosting two decorating contests this year, so what are you waiting for, sign up now for a chance to show off your decorating prowess! 

Find out more about both contests below. Sign up fast, spots are limited, and are first come, first serve.

Downtown Window Decorating Competition

December 2-18

The Manitou Springs Downtown Holiday Decorating Competition has returned for 2020, starting on December 2.

To be eligible, businesses should decorate their storefront windows in holiday fashion to catch the eyes of residents and visitors in Manitou Springs this shopping season.

Judges will select winners based on 4 elements: Creativity, Most Colorful, Holiday Theme, & Overall Appearance. The grand prize is a $125 Ace Gift Card from our signature event sponsor, Ace Hardware Uintah Gardens. Second place to receive $75 and third place $50 in Manitou Money.

Businesses who contact the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, 354 Manitou Ave, will be entered as a competitor in this year’s contest. Email jenna@manitouchamber.com or call 719-685-5089. 

Everyone voting will be entered into a drawing for $25 in Manitou Money to be awarded on Dec 21.

Adopt-A-Tree Holiday 2020

December 2-18

New this year is Adopt-A-Tree Holiday 2020! Those little lights aren’t twinkling until we bring the spirit of the holidays to downtown Manitou Springs.

Residents and businesses alike have an opportunity to “Adopt-A-Tree” along Manitou Ave. and Canon Ave. Applications can be submitted online here.

Get into the spirit and bring that Charlie Brown Christmas tree to life this season! There is no cost to Adopt-A-Tree, and adopters will have a chance to win a $125 Ace Hardware gift card in a drawing on December 18th. 

For a detailed view of the map, click here.

For contest rules, click here.

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